Denmark’s largest container terminal, APM Terminals Aarhus has completed the installation of 180 reefer plugs in the last week, increasing its total capacity to 1,548 reefer plugs.

A reefer rack expansion plan has been launched since 2020 in APM Terminals Aarhus, which proceeded with the first two phases of the project already completed in 2020 and phases 3 & 4 completed in December 2021 and January 2022, respectively.

“Despite supply-chain disruption caused by the global pandemic, volumes at the terminal grew by around 13% in 2020,” said APM Terminals Aarhus, which noted that this trend accelerated further in 2021, when the terminal handled a record 397,121 container moves, translating to an increase of 20% over the previous year.

Reefer volumes were boosted by 7% in 2021, while they are forecasted to grow further in the current year, as the Danish terminal starts to handle a growing share of Royal Arctic Line reefers.

“The additional reefer capacity will allow us to plan for additional reefer cargo,” stated Helle Almind, commercial manager at APM Terminals Aarhus, who went on to add, “The reefer racks are strategically located in the yard and therefore we also expect an improvement in operational efficiency.”

APM Terminals Aarhus handles more than 60% of the container volumes in Denmark and continually ranks among the most efficient and productive container terminals in Europe, delivering over 33 gross moves per hour (GMPH).

Source : Container-News